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will talk about hurricane sandy relief efforts, and the recent shooting in newtown, andrew cuomo of new york is expected to oppose a weapons ban, and then talk about hurricane sunday -- hurricane sandy relief. tonight, bob mcdonnell, who yesterday announced a tax for transportation funding over five years. we'll have all of those live today beginning at noon with the governor of connecticut. back to the issue of guns and gun violence, again, into " is likely to propose an assault weapons ban, and vice president joe biden will begin meetings, hearing with victims' groups in gun safety organizations. he will also talk with the national rifle association. that is set for tomorrow. >> thank you for being with. -- here. we welcome you to what we hope is the first and will state of the state's address. without further ado, i would like to introduce you to our leadership, governor jack markell of delaware, and governor mary fallin of oklahoma. [applause] >> good morning, everybody. i am jack markell. i want to see what you all for coming to what we hope will be an annual address. it is my privilege
caucus, then he chose to delay a $60 relief bill for the victims of superstorm sandy, a delay that angered the congressional dell gagzs of new jersey, and new york and one or two governors at the same time, boehner has beens target of scathing democratic and republican criticism, for what is now revealed to be a pork-laden piece of legislation that would have allowed some politicians to exploit victims of hurricane sandy for the purpose of this pork. leaving boehner deserted by two-thirds of his caucus just tuesday, as they voted against him. of the 112 congress, and today. he won a second term as speaker, and boehner, cried tears of joy. >> we're sent here not to be something, but to to something. or as i like to call it doing the right thing. it is a big job, and it comes with big challenges. >> one of the loudest voices in yesterday's republican rebellion was new york congressman peter king, who blasted boehner for not holding a vote on sandy relief, accusing the speaker of taking out this function within the leadership ranks on the state of new york, and telling voters to
laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all gun buyers. tracking sale of weapons through a national database and stiff penalties for carrying gun
that the president wants to move fast on the issue of gun control coming out of the sandy hook shooting. vice president biden's task force is likely to make recommendations before the inaugural and he told boston's mayor tom menino that it would be passed by the end of january. is that optimism on his part justified, and are you open to the kind of reforms the president has already talked about like a limit on high-capacity gun magazines and background checks to buyers at gun shows? >> well, first we need to concentrate on joe biden's group and what are they going to recommend? and after they do that, we'll decide what, if anything, is appropriate to do in this area, but the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that's going to dominate the congress between now and the end of march. none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two or three months. >> so you're not going to address this until after you address these three deadlines we talked about at the top of the program? >> yeah, the single biggest
wants to organize against what they say is the president's post-sandy hook assault on gun rights. this is why the silence of those children killed at sandy hook elementary school must continue to speak loudly until action is taken in relation to gun safety and gun violence across this nation. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> the folks that brought you the iraq war. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. the folks who quack for iraq have a knack for bad ideas. they pushed us into war ten years ago, they made their case with lies and half truths and flimflam. we had to get revenge for 9/11 so let's attack iraq even though it was al qaeda that hit the twin towers and the pentagon. we have to attack iraq because we've got evidence they have weapons of mass destruction, wmd, even if there's no evidence they have nuclear weapons and it would turn out they didn't have chemical or biological either. we have to attack iraq, the hawks, they promised it would bring peace between israel and
. you saw him speak out about the sandy relief package. also, of course, delivered the weekly address in which he talks about the upcoming fiscal fight over the debt ceiling and drawing a hard line with congress saying he's not going to negotiate with them and house speaker john boehner drawing a hard line as well saying he'll use the debt ceiling debate to try to cut spending. so it looks like we are gearing up for another big battle, craig. this vacation will not last very long. >> kristen welker with a whole lot of day left in hawaii. i expect you have plans as well. good luck, kristen. >> thanks, craig. >> out with the old and in with the new. we're not just talking about out with the old and in with the new. we're not just talking about the fights on the horizon that will include a few familiar faces and washington post ed o'keefe, good afternoon to you, gentlemen. >> gentlemen. >> ed, the end of 2012, all about the fiscal cliff. right now we're talking about the debt ceiling discussion ahead. how tough of a fight is president obama going to be coming home will to? >> oh, a very
with our lives getting ready for a national collection and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was the worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians displaced from their homes, 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy have damage to our homes and infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages and races and backgrounds. from all parts of our state, even from out-of-state. everyone has come together, so today, let me start this address with a set of thank yous for me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency manager experts who prepared us for this storm and kept us say in its aftermath. [applause] i want to thank the members of this legislature for their cooperation in answering stand challenges and for being by my si
measures being considered by joe biden's task force established after the sandy hook shootings. what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? it's our talk back question today. facebook.com/carolcnn. or send me a tweet. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? we're getting our first glimpse into what the white house may propose in terms of gun legislation. according to "the washington post," joe biden and his task force are considering reip st e reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring universal gun checks for gun buyers, establishing a national gun sale database, strengthening mental health checks, imposing stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. wow, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is
that were damaged in hurricane sandy. volunteers helping save treasured photos as victims remember everything else they lost. >> in the grand scheme of things they were only pictures but to us they are our history. >> that is is my sister. she is gone. rest in peace. my mother, my father. >> a lot of people in this picture are gone. aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. nly align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive sy
, the best performance in 15 months. much of that was due to reconstruction from hurricane sandy. other bright spots were health care, which added another 55,000 workers; restaurants and bars, which gained 38,000 more employees; and manufacturing, with 25,000 new positions. alan krueger is chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. >> i think we're seeing the job market continuing to heal. the economy's continuing to heal from the very deep damage that was caused by the financial crisis. >> brown: even so, there were also indications of continued sluggishness in december. the unemployment rate was 7.8%. that's up a tenth from the initial reading in november, which was revised upward today. and the number of unemployed rose 164,000 to 12.2 million. that number rises to nearly 23 million once part-time workers and those who've given up looking for work are added in. most economists expect modest growth but little overall improvement this year, as the pace of job growth remains too low to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate. we get an economic snapshot of different
over hurricane sandy relief funding. take a look at how the fiscal cliff vote broke down by region. the fiscal cliff vote. john writes about it in the in you republic. i love these numbers. all in all, 85 republicans voted for the senate resolution and 151 voted against it. the opposition was centered in the old south, southern republicans opposed the measure by 83 to 10. 83 to 10 do down south. the delegations from alabama, mississippi, georgia, virginia, and tennessee, and south carolina were unanimously opposed. in the east, the northeast, house republicans were 24 to 1 in favor, with new york and pennsylvania unanimous. well, the danger for the gop is it's becoming a religious sectional ultra conservative party great at winning and holding gerrymandered seats but too willing to sacrifice entire regions of the country. former congress chris shays is a republican from connecticut and howard fineman is editorial director of "the huffington post" as well as an msnbc political analyst and our pal and my pal. look, chris shays, it's great to have you on because you have always been m
of massive flood damage from superstorm sandy. we'll explain. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 24 hours and bipartisanship ushered in with a brand new congress already seems to be shifting just weeks before the next major battle over the debt ceiling republican lawmakers are making it clear they are ready to fight the president. let's bring in our national political correspondent on capitol hill with the latest. >> it seems old habits die hard. remember the moments yesterday as members of 113th congress were sworn in? never mind. after surviving a failed coo led by his own members john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting of house republicans a source tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the debt limit. boehner told the members the focus turns to spending that puts republicans and congress back on a collision course with the white house after the president insisted he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not the
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
problems with the film and what they he shared with the film makers. >> and concerns for superstorm sandy's victims, but a new push to preserve their path. >> the moment i went down there and i just saw this white album, i just caught my eyes, please don't make it the wedding album. >> and it was. >> and i picked it up, i just held it up, and the water was gushing out of it. just like i said, my heart sunk. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. your mouth has sipped, sna
by super storm sandy. the city of long beach began the process of tearing down it's boardwalk. an attraction that stood for nearly 100 years and provided generations worth of memories. >> very, very sad day. you know, as a child we played underneath it, as a teenager you gathered with your friends and as an adult you went here for peace. >> we know that today is the beginning of the real big comeback. and today is the day that we say good-bye to an old friend and we get ready to rebuild stronger, smarter and safer. >> as you know long beach wasn't the only area hit hard by souper storm sandy. the damage stretching from new jersey to new york to connecticut. the storm claiming lives, wiping out homes and ruining count less personal and treasured possessions, including family photographs. but now one group helping some of the victims restore precious memories. anna joins us to explain. anna, it sounds like this group is trying to help replace something that you think would be irreplaceable. >> each week care or res store rags efforts sets up a point in the tri-state area for sup
republicans who voted against hurricane sandy relief money. it's not easy. >> a couple months ago america was hit by two major disasters, one of them natural, hurricane sandy, and one of them somewhat manmade, the republican majority in the house of representatives. now, the second of those disasters is pretty much making it impossible to clean up the first one. >> 67 republicans voted against $9.7 billion in aid for victims of superstorm sandy. >> what possible reason could you have for voting against aid to hurricane victims by way of a flood reimbursement fund? what did the eastern seaboard ever do to any of you? >> paul ryan joins 66 other republicans in voting against it. >> okay, well, i know what the eastern seaboard did to him. look, republicans, i get -- i get that you're the party of limited government. but we're not talking about obama care here. this is two paragraphs giving aid to people in need, and you still couldn't bring yourselves to vote for it because of some stupid principle that you yourselves only occasionally live by. here's the thing. if you can't vote for this, t
leveraging the tragedy at sandy hook is despicable. >> gregg: elizabeth pran joins us inside the gun show where some members of the city council are fighting to ban gun shows entirely. how are lawmakers planning to ban the gun shows legally? >> reporter: in order for them to ban them legally, city officials say the only one to enforce the ordnance ordinance in place that no guns can be brat on city property and they claim here is owned by the city. they say they own the property and therein lies the dispute. they say gun shows is forum for illegal trade. >> i have no power at the city level to block all gun shows in the city of ashville. the only place we regulate is where people can possess weapons. >> reporter: gun distributors tell us it's perfectly legal the way guns are sold here and same way they are sold in stores. >> gregg: how are people react to all of this? >> reporter: if actions speak louder than words and we are seeing that in sheer numbers, thousands of people are turning up at gun shows. there was a line about three hours before the doors opened here yesterday. one dealer
friday that he made about hurricane sandy. >> people of engler. >> louisiana senator david viter says harry reid revealed himself to be an idiot. this time gravely insulting the gulf coast residents. katrina and sandy were horribly destructive storms and by any measure katrina was the worst natural disaster in history. it cost 1800gettes and $1.8 billion in daniel. sandy caused 131 deaths and $65 billion in daniel. reid says he simply misspoke. >>> here is a stark contrast. pentagon assessment of the planned budget cut as part of fiscal cliff deal and sequester would yep diaz national security. and a $247,000 float in tournament of roses parade. the "washington guardian" rolls last week was the first time the pentagon sponsored float in the parade. lawmakers hoping to trim the budget are looking everywhere. you may remember defense secretary leon panetta wrote the impact of the planned cuts would be the e stating saying we'd have to redoubt the size of the military sharply. in a lengthy statement to fox news, pentagon chocked up expenses to recruiting young people and honoring veteran
and the events in sandy hook was overwhelming. it was a slaughter of the innocence. the crucial turning point of what ought to be a dialogue in three areas and the assault weapons and the high capacity magazine clips should be what we will do about mental health care services for people in this nation. i applaud the vice president and the commission. it appears to be far reaching in scope and my hope is what they will recommend is that we do ban assault weapons and the high capacity clips and we take a look at the mental health services in our schools and professionals and providing greater access to mental health services. to take a look at the loopholes and also we ought to begin. i don't have specifics, but we ought to begin about what are the culturings that glorifies violence. >> he said it doesn't have to be all or nothing and we would rather do something than nothing. we have advocates who point to the same issues with violence and movies and the television industry and the video games. all of those are warranted of our attention and doesn't need to be all or nothing. that seems to be
that could make him the candidate for 2016. >>> and new details in the sandy hook elementary massacre. some details about what the shooter was actually wearing that morning. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. i haven't thought about aspirin for years. aspirin wouldn't really help my headache, i don't think. aspirin is just old school. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. what's different? it has micro-particles. enters the bloodstream fast and rushes relief to the site of pain. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. >>> our second story "outfront," raising your taxes a lot more. the ink is barely dry on the bill to avert the
to investigate the sinking of a tall ship during hurricane sandy. it sank about 90 miles southeast of north carolina. two people including the captain were killed and 14 others survived after escaping in lifeboats. >> no pictures like that around here, thank heavens. >> nice and quiet weather around here. we have a couple of systems that are going to come through and give us showers then winter returns. let's get started here with a look in fairfax. a time-lapse, a good glimpse in the sky with a nice sun rise. that is the story area wide now. 45 in frederick. 49 in washington. 52 in fredericksburg. 57, a mild day, 14 degrees above average. wait until the weekend when we might get 25 degrees above average. colder air to the west but not dramatically cold, that is locked up in canada. when i tell you winter is returning next week it it will be seasonal temperatures. it will be more january-like as we head through the next six or seven days. moisture from developing systems are pushing to the north spreading showers to the lakes all the way to the mississippi r
obama has signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package. most will be used to pay flood insurance claims. a second bill will be voted on on january 15th. house speaker john boehner received harsh criticism from chris christie and peter king, both republicans, when he refused to bring the bill up for house vote. >>> hockey fans may have something to cheer about. the league and players association came to a tentative agreement yesterday on a ten-year deal that would end the lockout. >> for the ten fans remaining. >> for all ten of you fans left, there could be hockey soon. it could be approved by team players and owners. and you ten fans could watch hockey as early as next week. >>> football. mike shanahan might have explaining to do after star quarterback robert griffin iii appeared to badly reinjure his knee. it happened in the fourth quarter as rg3 tried to recover a fumbled snap. it hurt to just watch it. wasn't even touched. check this out right now. he wasn't even touched. he couldn't move to pick up the fumble. he had hobbled throughout the game. started limping in the first
storm sandy. here's wabc's kristen thorn. >> reporter: it's not too often you can say that you're drinking beer for charity. but now you can. it's called surge protector, sandy relief ale. >> it's a true collaboration. >> reporter: eight breweries came together and created the ipa with one goal -- to raise money for those on the island still recovering from super storm sandy. one of those is one of their own, barrier brewing company in oceanside that was wiped out by the storm. >> we are stronger together than we are separate. this is a good demonstration of that. >> reporter: the eight breweries donated all the ingredients. >> the main ingredients of barley and hopps were all chipped in by everybody. >> and collaborated on the recipe. >> it is very hoppy, so it has the siteerous and pine flavors of the hops. >> reporter: it was brewed, bottled and labeled at blue point brewing company. >> the buzz is definitely starting to build and i think people will be psyched when it does finally come out. >> reporter: all the beer will be given to a distributor here on long island who wil
'm jennifer granholm. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings, you recall the nra suggested all schools install armed guards to prevent a similar tragedy. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> jennifer: of course wayne lapierre went on to suggest that there should be armed personnel inside our schools, and our next guest thinks that's a good idea. bob marshall has drafted legislation that at least one person be armed inside of our schools in virginia. welcome inside "the war room." >> it could also be a good lady with a gun as an off-duty deputy sheriff proved last week when someone entered a theater with a gun. >> jennifer: which is better from your perspective? should be it an armed teacher? an armed guard with a gun? would the armed person have prevented the sandy hook tragedy in your mind? >> let me give you the background? virginia there are 1980 public schools. we have 552 a
to newtown. and today, sandy hook's teachers are doing what they do best-- putting the interest of their students first as they return to classrooms, providing stability and continuity that has never been so important and so needed. and then, of course, there are the families. twenty-six families that despite an unimaginable loss have gotten up each and every day since, have been there for one another, and have supported their community as much as that community has supported them. they have persevered. and in that perseverance, we all find strength. we have lifted one another up and continued on, carrying the spirit of our fallen heroes, our wounded families, and our beautiful lost children. as a state and as a community, we will continue to do everything we can for the families of newtown. but we also must ask ourselves-- what is our responsibility? to those we've lost, to one another, to our children, and to future generations? during this legislative session, we're going to begin to answer those questions together. let us do everything in our power to ensure that connecticut
on the sandy insurance, the superstorm, but what's your first impression? >> well, it's -- it's exciting. it's an exciting time. we have family and about 80 people from our district in town, but it's also a very sobering time to be coming to congress because there's so many challenges facing us, most particularly the spending issue. we've got a huge spending problem in this country, and so, you know, while i'm excited for this new opportunity, i'm hopeful that we can find ways to work together. i'm also, you know, coming into this with a little bit of anxiety about the challenges facing us. >> and you have been on capitol hill as a staffer for many years so it's not a totally strange place to you. it's a strange place, but not totally strange. senator, how have you found it? >> you know, it's an interesting place because i think there is a sense from the outside that it's so, you know, there's so much conflict and people don't get along and you really don't sense that here, but i'm hoping that we can start this new congress with a new sense of cooperation, collaboration and getting the job d
sandy. >> the leading global insurance company here in america. >> everything plus a profit of more than 22 billion for the american people. >> thank you, america. >> so you may have seen that new ad from insurance giant aig which received $182 billion bailout from you, the taxpayers. well, it's been publicly with the high profile tv ad campaign but the rescued company now confirms its board will meet tomorrow considering suing the u.s. government claiming the shareholders were cheated in the bailout deal. michael delmaced reports on this in "the new york times." thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> this brand new ad campaign. >> yeah. >> i noticed it the other day. a great ad. we appreciate what america taxpayers did for us. paid you back with interest. what happened? where did we go wrong? thank you to we may sue you. >> they're considering joining a lawsuit filed by their former ceo claiming the rescue of aig cheated shareholders out of tens of billions of dollars. >> in what way? how can we cheat you if you're fledgling or having major trouble? >> basically arguing that the gov
money from congress will soon be on its way to the victims of superstorm sandy. lawmakers approved $9.7 billion in aid to dacht day and will pad sure -- flood insurance claims. the uproar over boehner's decision to cancel a vote on a much larger aid package this week. a vote on the $52 billion recovery bill is scheduled for january 15. >> chilly out there again tonight. looks like that will be that way for a while. right, doug? >> right. a warm-up in the next week. couple ups and downs over 24-48 hours. 38 degrees. the temperature right now. take a look at the dew point. the wind chill. done to 31. so that's one of the warmer wind chills. some of you in the lower 20s. as far as wind chill is concerned. to the north. 23, gaithersburg. cold night as far as the redskins game. fantastic weather coming for sunday. out there at fed-ex field. move around the stadium. temperature of 45 at game time. looking pretty good with light wind. 40 by the time the game end. complete forecast coming up in just a minute. >> thank you, doug. >>> we are less than 48 hours away from the battle with seattle.
frustrating, i got angry. i was so very passionate, following what happened at sandy hook, as we all were. and my position on what should be done about gun control, i've been advocating for a long time. so this to me was a tipping point. and to hear them continue to espouse this, you cannot touch any guns philosophy, i found very frustrating. with alex jones, i took a different tact. my tact was to try and show that i could be a listener, that i would give him the time to explain, articulate his position, but instead, he didn't want to debate anything or discuss it. but i found it illuminating that during his rant, you got a real sense of what an element of the more extreme gun activists in this country genuinely believe. they believe that their government will perform as a sort of tyranny and overthrow them or try to, and that is why they all need to be heavily armed. and that's what he believes. that's what his followers, to his pretty well-listened to show believe. and i think sometimes, you have to give people just enough rope to tie themselves into a large, pretty unedifying not. and
, where we'll focus on reporting from the front lines. students of sandy hook elementary went back to school today for the first time since the december 14th shooting in which 20 students were killed and six teachers. students have been relocated to a former middle school. it's been outfitted with rugs and furniture to replicate exactly the classrooms at sandy hook. and tonight, we have learned the former arizona congresswoman, gabby giffords, will be goinging newtown tomorrow and meeting with families. >>> and a big money move in iraq. we hear so many bad things about what's happening in iraq. here's a piece of progress. a cell phone company called asia cell is launching the first major stock ipo since the united states invaded iraq in 2003. according to bloomberg, the company is trying to raise $1.3 billion on the baghdad stock market. that's a very, very big number. i met the head of asia cell in iraq three years ago. at the time, he said the company would be iraq's first big ipo. it seemed a little bit like a dream then, but that bet could be paying off. asia cell is now one of
after the massacre at sandy hook elementary, gunfire rips through another school. more violence. even as leaders in washington debate america's gun laws. >> we understand that it's a complicated issue. >> shepard: gun rights groups, including the nra and retailers including wal-mart, meeting with vice president biden. the focus? how to prevent mass murders like the one in new town, connecticut. >> even if what we do saves one life, it makes sense. >> shepard: tonight, what came out of the sitdown and what sort of changes gun owners could soon see. the flu outbreak worsens. >> i'm declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> shepard: children are already dying. >> it scared me and i didn't know what to do. >> shepard: now, word that some clinics are running out of vaccines. plus,. >> congratulations to all the nominees. >> shepard: the oscar nominations are out. >> woo! >> shepard: tonight, the surprises and the disappointment. and how this year's academy awards already setting records. but, first from fox this thursday night, it has happened again, just as the vice pr
's initiative. i think finely, after aurora last summer and now the terrible tragedy at sandy hook, finally people are realizing that the american public, the moms and dads of this country have to speak up. and i've been working on gun issues for 20 years. and i've never seen such a deep sense of outrage and a deep sense of commitment to doing something. >> that sense of outrage and that sense of commitment, does that also extend to your constituents and the coloradans that you talk to who are themselves gun owners, who may be hunters, may be sportsmen, people who see themselves as pro second amendment? >> oh, yes. you know, i'm a westerner. i come from a family of hunters. and we respect guns out here. we use them to hunt. but people who i've been talking to, they can't understand why you would need an assault rifle or why you need one of these assault magazines to go out hunting. i mean, a magazine that holds 30 or 100 rounds. you're not going to use that to shoot a deer. you're either going to use that for target practice or to shoot people. and frankly, the slight inconvenience to targe
the president has not made a final decision yet. congress passed a hurricane sandy relief bill that provides 9.7 billion to the national flood insurance program, nearly out of money, republican leadership took heat from both parties. the house is set to vote on additional sandy aid. worth nearly $52 billion on january 15th. the senate is recessed until the 21st. >>> president obama and the fi
. sandy and i, from the onset, have not been focused on the shooter. we're going to let the justice system deal with him. we trust that. fortunately we don't have any hatred toward him. he is a troubled soul. and our main goal now is to try to prevent further atrocities, massacres, by doing something in the legislature to prevent these massacres from occurring over and over and over again. >> yes. yes. i understand you're going to washington, sir, tomorrow to meet with the vice president. what do you hope to accomplish? >>i hope to put a face and some emotion into the appeal to the american people to please not be apathetic toward this problem that our country has, and let's do something about some sensible gun laws, and to tell the american people that we do not want to take guns away. i have a shotgun to protect my home. i don't plan on giving it up. but i would like to see assault weapons, high capacity magazines, background checks, those three factors, if we could get something done, i think we would be going a long way as a country to improve what we're facing now with these massacres
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